Education

Flying Habits to Start for Highly Effective Canopy Pilots

May 17, 2022
Jen

Are you just out of AFF? Got your A license and are buzzing to get stuck in? Or have you been devoting all your time […]

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10 Things About Canopy Flocking

August 23, 2022
Zack Rosser

As a canopy manufacturer, we’re all about getting the most out of your canopy. Amazingly enough, we aren’t just about swooping. There is plenty of […]

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Buying Skydive Gear For Your Next Adventure

December 28, 2021
Dan Guest

Dan Guest, from the UK VFS team Omni 99, is our JYRO (Previously NZ Aerosports) Athlete answering this month’s questions for us. It’s all about […]

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Getting Competition Fit: 5 JYRO Athletes Top Tips

November 30, 2021
Jen

Thinking of getting into competition and wanting to know what it takes to get there? We asked 5 of our athletes to give their top […]

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Aerodynamics for Dummies: What is lift?

May 31, 2022
Julien PEELMAN

We’ve got our lab coats, safety goggles and pens at the ready – it’s time for some science sh%t. Julien Peelman (our Brain Child) has […]

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Research and Development: Tales from the JYRO Test Jumpers

February 9, 2022
Jen

Wanna know all about research and development and tales from our JYRO (Previously NZ Aerosports) Test Jumpers, aka the Testies? Then carry on reading. ‘Cos […]

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Aerodynamics for Dummies: The Drag

January 12, 2023
Julien PEELMAN

Aerodynamics for Dummies is back! Our second lesson from Professor Peelman is taking on the Dark Side of the Force (feel free to read that […]

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How to Train as a Skydive Team

December 6, 2022
Dan Guest

So you’ve been hanging out at the DZ for a while and gotten to know a few skydivers. You get chatting about what you love […]

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Get Current in Skydiving: 4 More Lessons

August 26, 2020
Jen

Our Icarus (now JYRO) Testies have been putting together their top tips on how to get current in skydiving. We’ve had the first 6 lessons […]

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6 Lessons on How to Get Current for Skydiving

July 9, 2020
Maria

As the world, skies and dropzones keep opening up to the new normal, the Chris’s have put together a wee #BackToSky lesson plan for any […]

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25 Ways to Become a Better Canopy Pilot

February 4, 2019
Shannon

Lots of people decide to quit skydiving because of their canopy skills—they’re afraid of injury or perhaps just the embarrassment of a bad landing. And statistics show that the most hazardous part of a skydive begins once a jumper is under a fully functioning canopy. But don’t let a lack of knowledge or skill keep you from the sport that you love—there are many ways to improve your confidence and safety under canopy. Even the people who win medals and dazzle crowds will tell you that they, too, have room for improvement.

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Downsizing checklist for skydivers

February 3, 2019
Attila Csizmadia

“So I came up with a downsizing checklist of canopy control skills everyone should have before downsizing. Some are survival skills – being able to […]

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Canopy Flight versus Canopy Ride

February 5, 2018
Shannon

I was inspired to write this article on “canopy flight versus canopy ride” by the tales of Ike Arus in the Skysailor magazine (HGFA Publication). […]

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Aerodynamics for Dummies: More Glide Ratio

September 19, 2023
Jen

Now that you know the theory of Glide Ratio from our last lesson, how does that translate for you in the sky? In this episode […]

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Aerodynamics for Dummies: Glide Ratio

August 4, 2023
Julien PEELMAN

We’ve been lifted and dragged into the Dark Side (like what we did there?) in our Aerodynamics for Dummies series. Now it’s time to join […]

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If I was a Beginner Skydiver Again…

May 4, 2021
Jen

As a baby skydiver, beginner of the sport and newb to all things falling from planes, making mistakes and learning from them is part and […]

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JYRO Beginner Series: Videos

January 20, 2021
Jen

For all our baby skydivers out there, this one’s for you. The JYRO (previously NZ Aerosports) Beginner Series will be going through some of the […]

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5 Examples of gear hook up mistakes

November 19, 2020
Jen

Skydive gear hook up mistakes happen. And when you consider this gear is gonna save your life, you’d think it would be a rare occurrence, […]

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Dropzone life and COVID-19

June 12, 2020
Maria

Dropzone life during a global pandemic is… What is it actually? And what is it like to be a dropzone owner? To find out we caught […]

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What’s New in 2020 | JYRO Research & Development

January 13, 2020
Shannon

With Chris, Chris and Chris’s debuts onto the big screen with our Summer of Live Facebook videos and infamous Point Break poster appearances, you’d be […]

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Emergency Procedures: Staying out of the Danger Zone

January 8, 2020
Jen

We’ve all been there. That moment you land your parachute and think “I shouldn’t have done that”. Do you think about your emergency procedures before […]

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21 Ways To Keep Your Canopy Looking Good!

December 10, 2019
Jen

Your shiny new canopy has arrived on your doorstep. You open the package eagerly, pull out the canopy and give a little squeal of delight! […]

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Aftermarket Linesets

April 29, 2019
Shannon

Aftermarket linesets can be an attractive option when you start adding up the price of skydiving. But is it worth it? We asked our Team […]

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Parachute Buyer’s Guide

November 16, 2023
Jen

Buying a skydiving canopy is a mystifying experience if you don’t know your semi-ellipticals from your fully ellipticals. Or the difference between crossbracing and Crossfire. […]

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Managing energy levels in skydiving: 5 key ways

October 11, 2020
Jen

Alethia Austin gave a great webinar on managing energy levels in skydiving. If you missed it, you can check it out on our YouTube channel. […]

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Formation Skydiving: Top Tips for Beginner Skydivers

September 17, 2020
Jen

Yasmin Schuette, from the German all-female 4way FS team Skynamite, gives her top tips in formation skydiving. Read below to find out what canopy she […]

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Style and Light in photography: Sharing Perspectives

August 19, 2020
Jen

If you haven’t read Sharing Perspectives in Photography: Composition, please check it out. It is well worth the read and gives some super cool perspectives […]

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5 Ways Meditation Can Be Valuable in Skydiving

August 5, 2020
Jen

Andrew Keir, a.k.a AK from AWOL, held a webinar on meditation, yoga and how to use those practices to benefit skydiving during our Weatherhold Woogie. […]

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Sharing perspectives in Photography: Composition

July 28, 2020
Jen

Just like Fine Art, photography lends itself to personal interpretation. One person’s masterpiece can be another person’s rubbish. Similarly, skydiving photography is no exception to […]

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Strong enough to flare or not? Myths busted!

May 1, 2020
Cornelia Mihai

As females in a male-dominated sport, we’ve all heard it before. “You’re too weak to flare your parachute” or “you’re a girl, so you’re not […]

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Kian Bullock’s Guide to Taking Great Photos

April 15, 2020
Kian Bullock

Our very own Icarus (now JYRO) Athlete, Kian Bullock, has put together a little guide on how to take great photos. He has skydived all […]

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